On Saturday 28 April, a team of around 20 young people and leaders from various Uniting Churches in Perth attended the annual Emerging Youth Games, held at Warwick Stadium.
The event was a great opportunity for young people between the ages of 11 to 15 to get together with other churches, play sport, build relationships, and learn more about Jesus. There were games for everyone; ranging from the more docile Connect 4 and Uno, to the high-energy basketball and dodgeball. The U-team’s success came in Nerf Wars (involving the infamous Nerf guns) and badminton, where we came first and second respectively.
At the end of the day, we were very happy to secure 8th place with our overall score! We also had the chance to listen to speaker Taylor Cowper, who used the example of Daniel to encourage us to be bold for Christ in our school environment and friendship groups.
All in all, the event was a huge success and we will definitely be back next year for more.
State Youth Games, for people aged 16 to 28 will be held in Bunbury from Friday 1 to Monday 4 June.
To get involved next year, contact Janine McDonald, Uniting Generations Officer at the Uniting Church WA on 9260 9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.